New Senate VA Committee Chairman to Focus on Veteran Suicide

Sen. Jerry Moran lays out priorities for Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

The rising suicide rate among U.S. military veterans will be a top concern among members of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the new year, the panel’s incoming chairman said, with a focus on new legislation and added resources.

Sen. Jerry Moran (R., Kan.), who is slated to take over as Senate VA chairman, said he also will demand more accountability and transparency from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates one of the country’s biggest health-care systems, and will try to maintain bipartisanship in...

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